G. Bianco, 2019
Katee Roberts returns to her Dark Olympus series on January 18th with another Greek myth retelling that’s sexy and sweet. Electric Idol, a modern take on the story of Psyche and Eros, shows how truly powerful and dangerous love can be.
In the ultra-modern city of Olympus, there's always a price to pay. Psyche knew she'd have to face Aphrodite's ire eventually, but she never expected her literal heart to be at stake...or for Aphrodite's gorgeous son to be the one ordered to strike the killing blow. Eros has no problem shedding blood. But when it comes time to take out his latest target, he can't do it. Confused by his reaction to Psyche, he does the only thing he can think of to keep her safe: he marries her. Psyche vows to make Eros's life a living hell until they find a way out of this mess. But as lines blur and loyalties shift, she realizes he might take her heart after all...and she's not sure she can survive the loss.
I was unfamiliar with the original Psyche/Eros Greek myth prior to reading this book, so I thought I wouldn’t enjoy this book as much as I did Neon Gods, but I was very wrong! This book was fantastic!! If you're a fan of the I-was-sent-to-kill-you-but-ended-up-falling-for-you-instead trope then this is the book for you! It’s steamy, it’s heart-breaking, it’s twisty, but all in the best way possible!
As I said in my review for Neon Gods (Book One in the series), I loved the setting of Olympus and the inner workings of the rulers there and the fact that we get to see the Dimitriou Family again is just a pleasure. But to further get to know Eros, a seriously dangerous man who is secretly so broken, just fall for Psyche just made my heart melt. This pairing was so well done and I loved reading about the hot hitman who doesn’t know love falling for the plus-sized socialite/influencer who doesn’t let fear stop her from doing anything to protect herself and her family.
I seriously can't recommend this series enough for my fellow spicy romance fans! This retelling needs to be added to your 2022 TBR immediately!
*I received an ARC from Sourcebooks Casablanca via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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